9781420070682

Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures: Towards the Spatial Semantic Web

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    9781420070682

  • ISBN10:

    1420070681

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-23
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Summary

Initiatives, such as INSPIRE and the US DHS Geospatial Data Model, are working to develop a rich set of standards that will create harmonized models and themes for the spatial information infrastructure. However, this is only the first step. Semantically meaningful models must still be developed in order to stimulate interoperability. Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures (SII) presents solutions to the problems preventing the launch of a truly effective SII. Leading experts in SII development present a complete overview of SII, including user and application needs, theoretical and technological foundations, and examples of realized working SIIa??s. The book includes semantic applications in each discussion and explains their importance to the future of geo-information standardization. Offering practical solutions to technical and nontechnical obstacles, this book provides the tools needed to take the next step toward a working semantic weba??one that will revolutionizethe way the world accesses and utilizes spatial information.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Editorsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Requirements and Challenges for Building a European Spatial Information Infrastructure: INSPIREp. 1
Geometry Semantics in Spatial Informationp. 19
Semantic Web Technologies as the Foundation for the Information Infrastructurep. 37
Standardization and Modeling of Transportation Infrastructure Semantics: Experience from GDF, TransXML, OPAL, and Frameworkp. 53
How Earth Science Can Contribute to and Benefit from the Spatial Information Infrastructurep. 67
Opportunities and Challenges in Exploiting Semantics as an Aid to Information Integration: A National Mapping Agency Perspectivep. 89
Using Formal Semantics for Services within the Spatial Information Infrastructurep. 103
Geosemantic Web Standards for the Spatial Information Infrastructure: Nice to Have or Hopeless Without?p. 119
A Standardized Land Administration Domain Model as Part of the (Spatial) Information Infrastructurep. 129
Metadata and Spatial Searching as Key Spatial Information Infrastructure Component: Future Standardization Developmentsp. 151
The Spatial Information Infrastructure as Part of the Information Infrastructurep. 165
Indexp. 177
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